“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”
Dear Parents / Annwyl Rhieni,
Welcome to Year 5. Croeso i Blwyddyn 5.
Our aim in Year 5 is to develop independence – it is important that children take a lead of their own learning as this develops progress and target awareness. In Year 5 we build on what has been previously taught and develop Literacy, Numeracy and Digital skills across the curriculum.
We are embarking on an exciting year as our curriculum is changing. The new curriculum will have more emphasis on equipping young people for life. It will build their ability to learn new skills and apply their subject knowledge more positively and creatively. As the world changes, they will be more able to adapt positively.
They will also get a deep understanding of how to thrive in an increasingly digital world. A new digital competence framework is now introducing digital skills across the curriculum, preparing them for the opportunities and risks that an online world presents.
Our topics for this year are:
Celts and Romans – History (Autumn)
Africa – Geography (Spring)
Thrills and Spills – Science (Summer)
Thursday – Outdoor Session.
Please ensure pupils wear their uniform to school and change into their PE kit in school as this is also a skill.
Year 5 will also have a swimming session to start in September – Every Tuesday for 8 weeks.
Tuesday – Spelling (new spelling words to be given, test the following week)
Friday – Maths homework (will build on what has been taught during the week – active learn games)
Mental Maths Homework Books.
Times table recall – TT Rock stars
- Children are taught about their Welsh heritage
- Children are taught incidental Welsh (commands in Welsh in every lesson)
- Emphasis on developing knowledge of the Welsh language as we work towards achieving our Siarter Iaith Bronze Award
How can you help?
- The best help is interest taken in learning and progress.
- Supporting homework.
- Good communication between the school and home.
- Getting a good sleep on a school night!
- Parent Evenings – One in autumn term and one in spring term.
- Keep up to date on school blog at www.pontlliwprimary.co.uk
- Sign up to Parent Mail
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions please pop in before of after school. We hope your child enjoys their year in Year 5.
- Daily Mile is a hit!
Pupils have been taking part in the daily mile for almost two weeks and teachers have reported that it has been a success. Pupils are completing the mile quicker and their concentration skills have improved. We decided to implement the mile at 2pm as the afternoon sessions were long and pupils concentration was proving a […]
- The B Word
Today the children in Years 2-6 enjoyed watching a production about bullying, called ‘The B Word’. The children watched attentively and thoroughly enjoyed the show. The show was very informative, and covered lots of issues including cyber bullying. The children were also taught about what bullying means, and when they term ‘bullying’ should be used.
- Star of the week
Congratulations to our stars this week 22/09/2017
- Stars of the week
Congratulations to our first stars of 2017 – 2018. Llongyfarchiadau i Ser yer wythnos.
- Year 5 Blwyddyn 5
The children are extremely enthusiastic having come back from their summer holidays and are looking forward the topics and activities that we have planned for the year!
- September INSET Days
Just a reminder that there are 2 INSET days at the beginning of the Autumn Term – September 4th & 5th. We look forward to seeing the children on Wednesday 6th September.
- Celebration Summer Dance
Today is filled with love, fun and laughter as we reflect on the past year.
- Stars of the Year
Today we had our final star of the week. The whole school received the peer supporter certificate for being kind and caring friends on the yard, the sports award for supporting each other in every sporting event and each class had star of the week for being AWESOME. We have had a fantastic year fill […]
- Tremendous Triathletes.
Today 28 Junior pupils took on the challenge to swim, bike and run in the name of Swansea Tri. The children were extremely excited but a little nervous. All pushed themselves to achieve the best race ever. The event was held at Penlan Sports Centre. We were so proud of each and every one of […]
- Race For Life
Congratulations to our school for supporting such an amazing cause. Our grand total raised for cancer research is £2,300. Your support is outstanding! Thank you for supporting our yearly event and making it a continuous success. (Photo taken from Tuesdays evening post)
- Junior Sports Day 2017
Please do not re-post these photographs on social media websites – thank you.
- Race For Life
Rain stopped play today! But we celebrated our yearly Race for Life with an assembly discussing all about how we can support people with cancer. We even had special visitors come to the school to celebrate the event – Our Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, our chair of Governors and the Evening Post. We will […]
- We do like to be beside the seaside!
Look out Aberavon here comes Pontlliw primary! Bags packed, registers taken, sandwiches checked, buckets and spades in hand, and we were off! It was a fantastic day and the weather was kind to us too….. We dug, paddled, run, played football, and frizbee. After the first round of fun we sat for our lunch, even […]
- Awesome Art Work
Today year 4/5 visited the Glynn Vivian Art Museum. As we are studying the body, our focus was portraits. Pupils drew art work by Josef Herman, they also drew the art work collected by Richard Glynn Vivian. The children then looked closely in the mirror to observe their facial features. They drew their faces and […]
- Pontlliw Bake Off.
Well… What an exciting day! This morning the children set up their business, thinking of a name for their company, a design for their cake, catchy slogans and looked at costing. They then researched the ingredients, amounts in grams and converted to ounces and worked through the method whilst looking at oven temperature and cooking […]
- Vitamin D and Volleyball
Year 4/5 have had a fantastic day developing their PE skills and building strength…wow, children have SO much energy! We have played volleyball, rounders, rugby, team building, tug of war, blind trail and built sand castles. The perfect end to a busy week.
- Magnificent Measuring.
Year 1 and Year 4/5 made an awesome team today and buddied up to measure and compare parts of the body. They measured height, hand span, and foot length. The pupils then took part in various physical activities and described how their bodies felt when they exercised.